Posts tagged ‘nativity’

December 8, 2019

Tussle in the Manger

by duncanr

December 15, 2017

Sheep Steals Scene

by duncanr

in this modern re-enactment of the nativity story, Mary foils an attempt to snatch the baby Jesus . . .

December 23, 2015

Mulberry Ad is Not Blasphemous

by duncanr

following a complaint by 42 christians, the UK Advertising Standards Agency has rejected their claim that the following video is blasphemous

arguing, instead, that

“the ad might not be to everyone’s taste, but . . .

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December 7, 2014

Jesus vs Santa Updated

by duncanr

beach1000editedThis is an update to a post that appeared in madhatters in Dec last year

In a few days, it will be Christmas

For Christians, Dec 25 marks the birth of Jesus Christ – he they call Son of God.

For many folk, however, Christmas is about Santa

It almost seems like there’s a competition around this time between the two for our attention

And to the consternation of many christians, their guy is . . .

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December 8, 2013

Health & Safety Concerns over Mary’s Ride

by duncanr

If you should be out and about in Neath, near Swansea in the run up to Xmas you may see a strange sight

mary and yellow hard hat

God might not have had any health and safety concerns over Mary riding a donkey when she was ‘with child’ but not so the local council and insurers –

December 18, 2012

Mail Maths Fail

by duncanr

mail headlineThe Mail Online carried a story yesterday with a banner headline proclaiming that 40% of Britons think the first visitor Jesus received was Santa –

The headline certainly grabs the reader’s attention

A couple of things wrong with it though

This remarkable conclusion is based on the results of a survey of just over 2,000 children and their parents that . . .

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November 18, 2012

Brummies Steal Baby Jesus

by duncanr

Christmas is just a few weeks away now and up and down the land schoolkids are busy rehearsing their nativity plays and parents are looking forward to the annual unintentionally funny dramas involving missed cues, fluffed lines, malfunctioning props/scenery, tears, tantrums, and fisticuffs

Elsewhere, churches and stores are busy setting up their nativity displays. It’s a familiar sight – proud parents Mary and Joseph gazing down on the baby Jesus while wise men bearing Xmas pressies and bemused livestock look on. Except, that is, in Birmingham where the centre of attention at the city centre’s nativity display is a wee garden gnome !

Full story here –

P.S. it wisnae me !

December 20, 2011

The Digital Nativity Revisited

by duncanr

Posted this vid last Xmas – well worth repeating I think !!!

December 15, 2011

BeatBox Nativity

by duncanr

Beatboxing vicar, Gavin Tyte, tells the Nativity story

December 22, 2010

The Christmas Story

by duncanr

as told by children of St Paul’s Church of New Zealand